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Job Vacancy

Building Inspector

Location: Solutions Team (Nationally)

We are a group of forward thinking professionals who are moving ahead and responding to the opportunities throughout New Zealand.

We are a BCA Accredited Organization, we process in-excess of 4000 building consents per year for over 20 Councils throughout NZ, as a result of ongoing demand we are looking to expand our team.

Whilst we are based in Christchurch we will consider applicants located throughout New Zealand and who can work remotely and travel regularly.

We are looking for a current and qualified Building Official with Competency and Reg 18 qualifications to undertake a variety of interesting work with ongoing professional and personal development opportunities.

The ideal candidate would be able to travel to Councils on a weekly basis (Mon to Friday) to perform building inspections.

You will be working with a team of 24 highly skilled and competent building officials and Managers.

You will need the following:
- Good communication skills.
- Willing to go the extra mile for customers.
- Advanced current working knowledge of the New Zealand Building Code and Building Act.
- NZ tertiary qualification to comply with Reg 18 of BCA accreditation.
- Current experience inspecting or processing residential or commercial projects for compliance with consent requirements.
- Good computer knowledge as we process plans electronically and use mobile technology for inspections.

We will ensure you are surrounded with an experienced team of professionals that all work together to deliver a great service to our customers.

We offer full training and a great salary package.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please click here

Facilities Management Diploma in New Zealand

Massey University, in collaboration with The Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), has launched New Zealand's first entry-level university qualifications in respect of facilities management.

The Diploma in Facilities Management (DipFM) is geared towards providing school leavers and junior level FM professionals, with fundamental knowledge, while the new Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management (GradDipFM) allows for progression into more senior leadership roles.

Both are eight credit courses which can be completed in one year of full-time study, via on-campus or distance learning. The course can also be taken part-time. There is an option to exit the course with a Certificate/Graduate Certificate level on completion of four papers.

For more information on the Diplomas, please visit the webpage for Massey University.

Diplomas in Facilities Management

Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management

ACRS verifies steel from source to site via unique 2-stage process

Ensuring that the construction steels used on Australian and New Zealand prpjects conform with relevant Australian and New Zealand requirements - irrespective of country of origin - is of paramount importance.

Notwithstanding potential issues that can result from use of non-conforming construction steels, strict 'chain of responsibility' legislation, wider scrutiny and increasing litigation, accepting materials that don't conform with all of the relevant Standards and Codes is an unnecessary risk for engineers, specifiers, suppliers, builders and ultimately, the public.

Using suppliers holding ACRS Stage 2 certification remains the only demonstrably effective certification pathway to manage project risk from finished steels not covered by ACRS certification.

More Details CLICK HERE

MATES in Construction

This week is New Zealand's Mental Health Awareness week.

MATES will be on the road through to the end of November, you can check out a full list of destinations below.

Tag them in and use the #MATESroadtrip2020

To check out destinations and register click here.

Click here for "Spot the Invitations" poster

Click here for "Self Care Guide" poster

Click here for workplace printable posters

COVID-19 Update for Level 1

On Monday 21st September, the Government has announced changes to the COVID-19 alert levels.

- Auckland will remain at alert level 2 - with restrictions on gatherings easing, from 11:59 pm on Wednesday 23 September

- The rest of the nation is now at alert level 1

New Zealand has not yet achieved community elimination of COVID-19 and therefore all businesses must continue to display QR codes.

When travelling to or from Auckland on public transport or via air travel you must wear a face covering. Mask wearing are encouraged in the rest of the country.

Public health guidance still includes:

- stay at home if sick

- get tested if you display symptoms

- wash your hands frequently

- use the tracing app to keep track of where you've been

National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 came into effect on 20 August 2020. It replaced the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016.

You can find the Policies here:

National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD 2020) which took effect on 20 August 2020.

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016 (NPS-UDC 2016) which was in effect until 20 August 2020.

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For more information go to webpage Ministry for the Environment.

COVID-19 Checklists for Levels 2 and 3

With the rules around social gathering and the need to be vigilant in respect of health and safety, the Institute has been supportive of CHASNZ and other organisations in the development of a set of site checklists under Alert Levels 2 and 3.

They are extremely useful tools for industry in the current climate and we support you being aware of them as they set a very sound industry expectation which should be observed at every site.

Click for downloadable file for Level 2 checklist.

Click for downloadable file for Level 3 checklist.

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Find an Accredited Building Surveyor

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HR DIVISION: Looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand?

International candidates looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand - contact us today. BOINZ is your one stop shop to help you look for and find a role in New Zealand.

As part of our HR Division service, we will interview you to assess your skills and abilities and understand your time frames and preferred locations.

We can then work with you to find and apply for building surveying roles in New Zealand. We actively recruit on behalf of building surveying employers and can keep you updated on available jobs and assist you with the full process.

Send your cv to and find out how we can support your move to New Zealand.



ACCREDITED BUILDING SURVEYORS PROGRAMME: to find out more about this year's offerings. Click here for further information

MEMBER'S DISCUSSION FORUM: Join the conversation on the BOINZ Discussion Forum. To get involved, click here

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